Weather Report Sandwich

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This is the cutest recipe for all of those curious little weather reporters out there! It simple and the kids can make it themselves if you pre-cut everything. Plus, Challah tastes amazing if you have never had it before.

Weather Report Sandwich

  • Cut a slice of braided challah bread from the middle of the loaf.
  • Using a cookie cutter, shape a slice of orange cheddar cheese into a circle. Place it partly under the bread. Cut the remaining cheese into small triangles, and place them around the circle as the sun’s rays.
  • Add blueberries as eyes and as rain falling from the cloud.
  • Slice off the side of a red apple, then use a straw to punch out two circles of its skin for the cheeks.
  • Add a small piece of fruit leather for the smile.

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Chicken Parmesan Pizza Recipe

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Chicken Parmesan Pizza Recipe

If you love the taste of chicken parmesan you’ll love the unique twist of a chicken parmesan Pizza. It’s made with fresh mozzarella and basil!

ingredients:

  • 1 Italian herb pizza crust
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten in bowl
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced mozzarella
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/8 cup basil chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. To start set up your breading station, with one bowl of flour, one bowl of eggs, one bowl of panko bread crumbs
  3. Season with salt and pepper, then dredge the chicken in flour, beaten eggs, then panko. Fry the chicken in vegetable oil until golden brown and cooked through, remove from oil and blot fried chicken on paper towels
  4. To build the pizza, spread the tomato sauce evenly around pizza crust, sprinkle the Parmesan and mozzarella over the pizza, slice the chicken in ½ slices and place on top of the cheese.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Finish with fresh parsley and basil

Easy 4 ingredient Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Did you know that shrimp is low in calories and high in protein? One medium shrimp provides about 7 calories and is primarily made of protein. Three ounces of baked, grilled or broiled shrimp provides about 20 grams of protein, just a few grams less than that a 3-ounce chicken breast and contains very little fat and carbohydrate.

I eat a lot of shrimp when I go out to dinner but don’t find myself making it much at home because I always thought it required a lot of preparation and a long time to cook. Boy, was I wrong. After my last restaurant experience, I wanted to try and recreate the entree I had ordered. It had shrimp, corn, sausage and potatoes. You put it all into a piece of foil and grill it! Pretty easy, right?  I went to my local Walmart store and picked up all of the ingredients. Most important was a box of delicious shrimp scampi from SeaPak® in the frozen aisle. Believe it or not, Walmart carries a wide selection of quality seafood products. I like SeaPak because they only use BAP certified aquaculture shrimp and sustainable wild caught shrimp. I also grabbed a box of  SeaPak coconut shrimp in Party Size because my son loves the marmalade sauce it comes with.

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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

The  greatest thing about this recipe is that you do not need to precook the shrimp. It already comes with the scampi sauce on it. However, you do need to cook your potatoes. You can use fresh or frozen corn cobs, just be sure to cut them into quarters. And be sure to use Andouille sausage and it has just the right amount of spice to compliment this dish.

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First, start by slicing the Andouille sausage at an angle. By doing this it exposes more of the meat so the flavors can meld. It also helps the meat get more caramelization.

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Then lay out a piece of foil and arrange 6-8 shrimp on it. Add your corn, then your cooked potatoes, and finally the sausage. You can season everything if you like but keep in mind the butter from the scampi has a lot of seasoning already. I sprinkled some parsley on top.

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Once you are finished bring all the sides of the foil together and create a packet. You may have to stack some of the ingredients to make room.

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Place them on the grill over medium heat and cook for 10-12 minutes. When you open the packets be prepared for a steam cloud as they are very hot inside.

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Looks good doesn’t it? the potatoes are so tender and the sausage is so juicy!

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You can also take the foil out and put it in a bowl for a cleaner look.

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To find more SeaPak Products click here. To find more inspiration click here. You can also find some great photos on SeaPak’s Facebook page.

SeaPak Coupon

There is a coupon for $.75 off any SeaPak product

Do you have a favorite shrimp recipe that is great for the grill? If so please share it in the comments and tell us how YOU would #shrimpitup.

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Box of SeaPak frozen Shrimp Scampi
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 2 ears corn, each cut crosswise into 4 pieces
  • 1 pound mixed baby potatoes (red and white)
  • seasoning
  • Parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook potatoes while you wait for the grill to get hot.
  3. Cut four sheets of foil, about 12-inches long. Divide shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes into 4 equal portions and add to the center of each foil in a single layer. Season to taste
  4. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet and create a packet
  5. Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  6. Served immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

 

Tony Roma’s Gluten Free Products and Recipes

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Baby Back Pork Ribs

With Summer in full swing here in CA,  it is not often that we are home during the day which makes it  difficult to prepare dinner before we get home. Recently,  I discovered Tony Roma’s pre-cooked ribs and pulled pork at my local grocery store and just like that,  dinner time just got easier at our house!

The ribs come in an easy top open package already coated in a tangy BBQ sauce. There are several ways to cook them!

1. Just place them in a pan, meat side down, spread the sauce, and put the pan in the oven broil for ten minutes. Remove them from the oven and turn them, apply more sauce and heat for an additional six minutes. In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have delicious pork ribs with the signature Tony Roma taste.

2.You can even grill the pre-cooked ribs, meat side up on medium for seven minutes, turning, brushing on more sauce and heating for about four minutes.

3. Even better, try pork ribs oven baked by placing them in a pan, covering them with sauce and heat for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  Pulled Pork

Tony Roma’s also carries their signature style pulled pork in the grocery store. This precooked barbecue is easy to prepare and can be on your table in about 20 minutes. Since two of my family members eat Gluten-Free we did not use any buns,  instead we paired it with some fruit and vegetable and it was a very filling dinner.

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Tony Roma’s also has some delicious Recipes as well. Here are 3 to use this summer.

Tony Roma’s Kansas City Style BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza (GF)

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Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients
1 pkg. (2 cups) Tony Roma’s KC Style Sweet Hickory Pulled Pork
1/2 cup gluten-free tomato sauce
4 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced
1½ cups mozzarella cheese
1 cup red onions, sliced
2 Tbs. gluten-free barbeque sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
Preheat grill to 450°F and lightly oil the grate.
Heat Tony Roma’s Pulled Pork as per package instructions.
Lay pizza crust down flat on the grate. Close the lid and cook for three minutes, or until bottom of crust starts to become lightly browned.
Transfer crust from grill to a baking sheet, grilled side up and close the grill.
Layer crust with marinara sauce, followed by pulled pork, onions and scallions. Top with cheese.
Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.
Place crust back on the grill over indirect heat with the lid open.
Cook 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the bottom is browned.
Remove from grill and barbeque sauce. Slice and serve!

Sweet Hickory Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers

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Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 hour
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients
4 large bell peppers
2 pkgs. (4 cups) Tony Roma’s KC Style Sweet Hickory Pulled Pork
½ cup onions, sliced into small pieces
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions
Preheat grill to 400° F.
Heat Tony Roma’s Pulled Pork as per package instructions.
Cut tops off bell peppers. Remove seeds from inside and discard with stem.
Fill each pepper with 1 cup pulled pork and 1/8 cup onions. Sprinkle with cheese.
Reduce heat on one side of grill and place tin foil wrapped peppers on the side with lower heat.
Grill for 12 minutes and open tin foil to check for doneness.
Remove peppers from foil and place on hot side of grill for 3 minutes. Cook until slightly charred.

Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Sweet Hickory Boneless Ribs

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Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 hour
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients
6 wooden skewers 10 inches in length, pre-soaked in cold water for 1 hour
1 pkg. (16 oz.) of Tony Roma’s KC Style Sweet Hickory Boneless Pork Ribs
1 large white onion
1 large red bell pepper
2 zucchini
12 crimini mushrooms
3 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions
Preheat grill to medium high (400-450 F°) and lightly oil the grate.
Cut the ribs, onion, pepper, zucchini and mushrooms into uniform slices, about 1 ½ inches thick.
Thread onto pre-soaked wooden skewers, alternating vegetables and meat. Drizzle with layer of olive oil.
Grill for 12-15 minutes, until the vegetables and meat are lightly charred and tender.
Remove from grill and serve immediately.

 Where to buy Tony Roma’s products

http://www.tonyromaribs.com/where-to-buy

Lawry’s Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili

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Cooking dinner is not something I look forward too. I would much rather go out to eat. As a matter of fact I even have a sign in my kitchen that says ” the best thing to make for dinner is reservations”. But I digress. When I do have to cook I rely on my trusty slowcooker and the other day I came across one of Lawry’s seasoning packets called “Southwest  Chicken Chili”. I bought all of the ingredients and it literally only took me 8 minutes to prep before I put the lid on and walked away for the day.

Recipe for Lawry’s Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili

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Serves: 8
Directions
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  • Place chicken, beans and corn in slow cooker.
  • Mix Seasoning Mix, tomatoes and tomato sauce until well blended. Pour over chicken mixture. Cover.
  • Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Serve with toppings, if desired.

Cooking tip

Serving Suggestion: Serve with assorted toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions or chopped cilantro.

Slow Cooker Tip: For best results, do not remove cover during cooking.

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